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A series of dramatic monologues taken from Carol Ann Duffy's much-loved book of poems. Taking a wry look at the lives and loves of the wives of historical figures, this humorous event gives a voice to unknowns such as Mrs Pilate, Mrs Darwin and Frau Freud.

Archive listings for The World's Wife

Work type: Performance.


This new adaptation of Carol Ann Duffy's poems, imagines the wives' perspective of famous men. From Mrs Faust and Frau Freud to Queen Kong and Mrs Midas, this darkly funny show slices through history and myth, whilst also casting an astute glance over the modern world. Laced with dark humour and acerbic wit, this passionate expose will enthral lovers of Duffy's poems and newcomers alike. Age guidance 14+. Running time: 70 mins without interval.Presented byJames Seabright. Presented byLMP. Performer Linda Marlowe.
18 Feb 13The Other Palace, Inner London :: V806511856
listing details L02035624301


Suitable for ages 14+Producer James Seabright. Producer Linda Marlowe Productions. Director Di Sherlock. Performer Linda Marlowe.
8 Mar 11Unity Theatre, Liverpool :: V539
listing details L01336153259
6 Oct 10Theatr Clwyd, Mold :: V810
listing details L731552876
30 Jun 10Northcott Theatre, Exeter :: V886
listing details L1074198442
23 Jun 10The Riverfront, Newport :: V088145899
listing details L086076829
11 Jun 10The Playhouse, Oxford :: V803
listing details L0755465571
27 May 10Number 8 Community Arts Centre, Pershore :: V1731036448
listing details L1944745498
20 May 10Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax :: V1098014226
listing details L764003111
7 Apr 10 to 10 Apr 10Royal Exchange, Manchester :: V491
listing details L01993846399
25 Feb 10The Carriageworks, Leeds :: V1666392263
listing details L0249230289
11 Jan 10 to 6 Feb 10Trafalgar Theatre (formerly Trafalgar Studios), West End :: V420
listing details L614062728
5 Dec 09Nightingale Theatre, Brighton :: V01339151063
listing details L01866677678
9 Nov 09Playhouse, Salisbury :: V923
listing details L01117327833
15 Oct 09 to 16 Oct 09The Dukes, Lancaster :: V523
listing details L0591609041
6 Oct 09Haymarket Theatre, Basingstoke :: V764
listing details L01933926144
22 Sep 09Playhouse, Alnwick :: V1176
listing details L160987547
9 Sep 09The Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol :: V1384579886
listing details L0628364363
28 Jul 09Chiswick Playhouse (formerly The Tabard Theatre), Outer London :: V334
listing details L1937045983
2 Jul 09Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne :: V665
listing details L1573617001
10 Jun 09Darlington Arts Centre, Darlington :: V563
listing details L228553603


In aid of English PENPerformer Sinead Cusack. Performer Barbara Flynn. Performer Gwen Taylor. Performer Harriet Walter.
28 Nov 04Hampstead Theatre, Inner London :: V202
listing details L1817007461

Other listings

1 Nov 17Arts Centre, Aberystwyth :: V817
listing details L01567731501
29 Mar 16 to 2 Apr 16Putney Arts Theatre, Outer London :: V363
listing details L484253059
1 Jul 11Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford :: V702
listing details L613420817
26 Apr 10Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough :: V949
listing details L0788407689

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